CITY OF REDLANDS ADOPT-A-STREET
Review the following items with all volunteers:
1. Safety Requirements
A. All volunteers are required to wear safety vests and to utilize gloves
for protection from cuts and abrasions.
B. Review proper lifting techniques.
i. Get help in lifting awkward and heavy bulky items.
ii. Use legs, keep back straight; avoid twisting back while lifting;
lift heavy objects close to body
C. Always concern yourself with your own safety. Collecting litter
comes second to being safe. Never endanger yourself or those around
you to collect waste material.
D. Watch for traffic -- Make sure drivers see you before stepping in front
of support vehicles. Use eye contact, etc.
E. All minors age 12 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult (a person
over the age of 18)
F. Never, under any circumstances touch or come into contact with waste
that can be considered dangerous or hazardous, i.e.; glass, sharp
2. Note and report location of hazardous waste and universal waste for
a. Hazardous waste is defined as waste that is corrosive, poisonous,
ignitable or reactive (e.g., herbicides and pesticides, used oil, gasoline,
paints, thinners, etc.) Do not place in hazardous waste roll-off
b. Universal waste consisting of CRTs (cathode ray tubes –
televisions and monitors, electronics such as computers. Stereo
components, DVD players, CD players, etc.) Do not place in solid
waste roll-off containers.
c. Contact following Fire Department with the location of hazardous
or universal waste for transport.
3. Pass out Vests and gloves; collect at end of day and keep in a safe place for
your next cleanup; notify the Quality of Life Department Representative,
Danielle Garcia with the location of trash bags of collected litter. Then fill out
a Clean Up Report and send it back to Danielle.
4. Medical Emergency – Contact 911
5. Separation of waste collected: -- Waste will be separated at the landfill for
recycling of inerts (concrete, asphalt, ceramic tile, porcelain, etc.), metal,
cardboard, beverage containers, tires and wood waste.
6. Please be aware that although Adopt-A-Street volunteers perform a very
valuable service to their community, each volunteer must remember not to
leave any of their own litter behind, such as water bottles, wrappers, etc.
7. The City of Redlands and its residents thank you for your time and dedication
to your civic duty!